This Sunday marks the 3rd of 4 live race days for the Lakeshore Horse Racing Association meet at the Leamington Fair Grounds and so far officials are extremely pleased with the support from the community and race fans.
Not only will 5 ladies compete in a Rider under Saddle Trot, OHHA will be bringing the “So you think you can Drive” horses and double seated jog carts.
There will also be a meet and greet area where fans can get up close and personal with a retired race horse, and there will be draw prizes including a 1 night stay at the Howard Johnson Hotel, and NFL signed memorabilia will be given away including a Tony Gonzalez Kansas City Chief's sweater.
"Fan attendance and live handle has been very strong considering the short time we’ve had to prepare," said Director of Racing Gord Dougan, "and some of the races have had short fields due to the lack of purse money being offered.
"Essex County Harness Fans, Horse owners, trainers and local Businesses have been very supportive and great to work with." Dougan added, "Fans have been cheering and clapping for the finish of each race, and have stated they are extremely happy to have Horse Racing back in Essex County."
There will also be a food drive for the Salvation Army on October 6 & 13 and race fans are encouraged to please bring cans of non-perishable food to the races.
Post time this Sunday is 1:00pm.
Submitted by the Lakeshore Horse Racing Association